True allergies to chocolate or cocoa are very rare. However, other ingredients like additives or chemicals found in processed chocolates such as nuts, milk, gluten from wheat, soybeans, corn, syrup, caffeine, Theo-bromine, and Phenyl-ethylamine, cause most allergic reactions to chocolate. Additives and flavorings like mint, dyes may also cause allergic reactions. You should visit an Allergy Specialist for specific allergy tests, to confirm allergy to chocolates or one of its additives. Preventive measures can then be followed, as applicable.
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